byPierrehumbert, Janet Breckenridge; Beckman, Mary E.
Japanese Tone Structure provides a thorough, phonetically grounded description of accent and intonation in Tokyo Japanese and uses it to develop an explicit account of surface phonological representation. The unusual amount of quantitative phonetic data analyzed and its testing in a detailed model make this an important new study for theoretical phonologists, phoneticians, and specialists in Japanese. The authors' broader purpose, however, is to develop a general theory of surface... Topics: Japanese language -- Accents and accentuation, Japanese language -- Intonation, Japonais (Langue)...